The last widely popular pistol cartridge intended specifically for concealed carry was the .380 ACP, designed more than 100 years ago by John Moses Browning for the 1908 Colt pistol. I have often looked with mild frustration at the .380 and the ubiquitous 9 mm Luger, our two most common “carry” pistol cartridges.
Nighthawk Custom expanded into the double-stack world in 2020 with the launch of its TRS Series of guns.
American Rifleman Executive Editor Joe Kurtenbach spent time at Thunder Ranch shooting a Combat Special 1911 that's the result of a collaboration between Clint Smith and Nighthawk Custom.
For 2020, Nighthawk Custom went back to basics by taking the classic Colt Series 70 Government-model 1911 and enhancing it with interior and exterior work.
Watch as American Rifleman's David Herman examines a highly customized .45 ACP.
There really is no debate as to whether the M1911 is still a relevant, reliable and versatile personal protection platform.